Slippery elm is mucilaginous and therefore a very good demulcent. It is used to add moisture or soothe irritated tissue and can be found in many natural throat lozenges. It can be used as a powder mixed into water, as a tea or infusion, in capsules, topically as a poultice, and as a liquid extract. It has been used to address digestive disturbances where it acts as a gentle supportive agent to the intestines and promotes healthy mucosal tissue.
Precautions: Not for use during pregnancy.
*Please note that Manipura will be phasing out Slippery Elm due to its "at risk" status on the United Plant Saver's list. It is endangered due to over harvesting and to Dutch Elm disease which has taken out many of the once very prolific Elm species. Since the inner bark of Slippery Elm is used, harvesting the tree can kill the tree, and Slippery Elm should not be used from wild-harvested sources.
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